A little about me!


Mary Daugherty

I am the wife of Ray Daugherty.   I am owned by a house full of Chihuahuas and most any other animal, at one time or another, that needed a home.  I love helping others and believe that we shall move forward in society only when we all learn the art of kindness and I believe people have a lot to learn from children and animals.  I love quotes, my favorite being “Though lovers be lost , love shall not, for death shall have no dominion” Dylan Thomas.  I am  a champion for literacy, being an avid reader myself, and encourage everyone to write that book that each have inside them. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and dilated cardiomyopathy but I refuse to give in or give up, too many books to read and too many things to see and do.  I am retired and enjoying my life with my husband of over 35 years.

I am a freelance writer and author of the eBook, “A Death in Calgary.” I have written book reviews for the News Enterprise and various other publications, as well as, being the Kentucky Literacy reporter for Examiner.com for three years.  I have judged the Laurel Wreath and Maggie Romance Reader Awards, as well as Writer’s Digest self-published novels awards contest for five years .  My reviews have been quoted in several publications including,  best sellers, Kim Richardson’s “The Unbreakable Child” and Anthony Robert’s “Sons of the Great Satan”.

I am a native of Hodgenville, Kentucky.  I was the founder of The Written Word Writer’s group for the Hardin County Public Library. I  have also have served on the following agency boards: CASA, Spring Haven Domestic Violence Shelter for the Radcliff Area, Radcliff Women’s Club Vice-President, President Elect of the Kentucky State Poetry Society and Community Alternatives of Kentucky Board.

I hold an Associate’s Degree in Human Services, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and graduated from Western Kentucky University, a member of Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, and hold a National Golden Key Honor award. I hold a Para-professional Certificate in Library Science.

With that said on to the legal issues: All images and material on Defying the Limit are readily available in various places on the web and believed to be in the public domain. Images posted are believed to be posted within our rights according to the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act (title 17, U.S. Code.)  If you think we infringed on your copyright, please contact mbdaugherty@yahoo.com and the material in question will be removed as soon as possible. The author is not a licensed professional. The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or financial advice. For any professional advice, readers should consult a licensed adviser. Any action taken by the reader due to the information provided in this article is solely at the reader’s discretion.   Read Mary’s latest eBook,  a Death in Calgary available on Amazon.


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